CHESTER proved Saturday's win at Hayes was no fluke when they often outplayed Nuneaton before snatching victory with a second-half goal.
No-one was more delighted than director of football Gordon Hill, whose son Sam was at the far post in the 72nd minute to prod home Jimmy Haarhoff's cross for the winner.
But he took care not to make too much of his family fortunes: 'I don't care who scores as long as the ball is in the back of the net and we pick up three points,' he said.
The only surprise about the goal was that it took so long in coming. City were much the better side in the first half and were unfortunate not to score when Mark Beesley cleverly spun off Michael Love before having his shot saved, and Martyn Lancaster was denied by a goal-line clearance by Warren Peyton following a Hill corner.
Nuneaton's best chance came when former Wrexham player Andy Thackery rounded Wayne Brown, but carried the ball over the bye-line when a goal seemed certain.
With Spink retaining the position he finished at Hayes the City defence looked solid most of the time and Spink even had time to go forward in the second half to test Chris Mackenzie with a powerful header from another Hill corner.
Chester's pressure had Hayes constantly on the back foot and it paid off in 72 minutes with a simple conversion for Hill who had sneaked in unnoticed at the far post.
After that there was only going to be one winner and when former Chester striker Steve Whitehall was substituted after an anonymous performance there must have been a feeling of satisfaction on the Chester bench.
Chester: Brown, S Rose, M Rose, Porter, Spink, Lancaster, Hill (Wright 75), Kerr (Blackburn 81), Haarhoff, Beesley, Ruscoe. Subs: Kilgannon, Roberts, Hopwood.
Booked: Beesley, Blackburn, Porter.
Nuneaton: Mackenzie, Thackery, Love, Angus, Weaver, B Williams (J Williams 64), Peyton, Whitehall (Leadbeater 72), McGregor, Peake, Sykes (Lavery 64).
Subs: Young, Cooper.
Referee: S Brand.